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Calling all Crab Cake Taste Testers

The Zimmern Team and The Arc Gateway say thank you to Maria’s Seafood for providing crabmeat at wholesale for cook teams.

The Arc Gateway is hosting their yearly Crab Cake Cook-Off presented by Sims Orthodontics on Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seville Quarter (130 E. Government St.) in Pensacola. The event is one of Pensacola’s most iconic and well-attended fundraisers, and proceeds benefit local programs that foster community inclusion and empower those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Approximately 20 restaurants and chefs from across the region will compete for bragging rights and the title of “Best Crab Cake on the Coast.” Each cooking team brings samples of their own crab cake recipe for event attendees to taste and vote in the People’s Choice competition. A panel of judges also assesses and scores each competitor’s dish, to determine the winner of the Judges’ Choice award. Cooking team slots are very limited, but a few spots are still available. There is no entry fee for competitors.

General admission tickets are $75 and the VIP Experience is $150, which includes early admission, an exclusive VIP lounge and bar, concierge crab cake service and a signature cocktail in a commemorative cup. In addition to all you can eat crab cakes, guests will enjoy a variety of desserts while surveying an extraordinary silent auction and handcrafted art made by clients of The Arc Gateway.

Organizations participating in the 2023 Crab Cake Cook-Off:

Adkins & Biggs Family Dentistry

Aragon Cafe

Around the Table Catering

Azalea Trace

Chefs At Your Door Catering

Classic City Catering

Greeks Catering and Events

Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille

Lamonte Gelato

Landrum HR

Miko’s Sweet Treats and Eats

On Board Charcuterie

Perdido Key Breakfast Club

Scenic Hills Country Club

Seville Quarter

Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House

Sweet Magnolia’s Baking Co.

The Zimmern Team

Trio Non Dio

Wolf Bay Restaurant

For more information, visit www.CrabCakeCookOff.org or contact Stephen Rampersad at 850-434-2638 or srampersad@arc-gateway.org.

About The Arc Gateway

The Arc Gateway is a non-profit that provides life-changing services for more than 1,100 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1954, our programs have fostered independence and community inclusion by creating enriching opportunities for those with disabilities to live, learn, work and grow. Learn more at www.arc-gateway.org.